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TSM announce new AD Carry Kobbe with hilarious “breaking news” skit

Published: 24/Nov/2019 23:12 Updated: 2/Nov/2020 10:35

by Scott Robertson

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Team SoloMid announced their latest acquisition of the LCS offseason ahead of the 2020 spring split, with the signing of Danish player Kasper ‘Kobbe’ Kobberup from European team Splyce. 

The LCS offseason is never short on big-name moves or high-quality memes, and TSM is the latest NA organization to combine them both into one top-tier skit.

TSM announced the acquisition with a “breaking news” news report, featuring LCS interviewer and self-proclaimed “meme queen” Ovilee May, TSM founder Andy ‘Reginald’ Dinh, and incoming jungler Joshua ‘Dardoch’ Hartnett.

In the skit, the news anchor checks in with Ovilee, who breaks into the backyard of the TSM house before breaking into the house itself. She briefly speaks to Dardoch before going inside, whilest the news report pokes fun at TSM’s affinity for signing Danish players, labeling Denmark as the “TSM Talent Farming Facility.”

Over the years, TSM has acquired a number of great Danes during offseasons, most notably franchise star and now co-owner Søren “Bjergsen” Bjerg.

The broadcast host then speaks to TSM owner Reginald over the phone, who expresses surprise that their newest acquisition is Danish before cheering loudly and proclaiming that TSM “is going to win Worlds.”

After failing to get a comment from Bjergsen, and after failing to enter his room, Ovilee begins to leave to close the segment, but not before Dardoch asks one more time if Kobbe is Danish.

He is Danish, and more importantly than that, he’s coming off a very impressive year in what was the final campaign for the Splyce brand. Splyce surprised LoL fans across the world with their Worlds qualification and their subsequent run through the Worlds group stage. 

Kobbe played for Splyce for four years, and established himself as one of the more consistent bot laners in all of Europe. He’s constantly faced doubters during his time with Splyce, and that experience should prepare him for scrutiny he could face while playing under the TSM banner.

TSM has experienced a slight falling off over the past couple of years. Once regarded as the unstoppable juggernauts that claimed multiple LCS championships, they’ve gone 0-4 on championships in the last four splits, and missed the last two Worlds.

TSM owner Reginald screaming about his team winning Worlds in the announcement skit may have been a bit for the video, but there’s no doubt that he has high expectations for his team each split. This year will be no different, as another Danish duo will be the driving force that determines TSM’s success.

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Riot dev explains lack of Yasuo & Yone buffs after League win rates drop

Published: 29/Nov/2020 18:01

by Daniel Cleary

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A Riot Games developer has responded to League of Legends players calling for Yasuo and Yone to be buffed after the champions took a significant hit in win rate percentage following the Season 11 item overhaul.

After Riot announced that they would be introducing a massive item overhaul in the 2021 preseason, many players were concerned about the effects it would have on champion balancing in League of Legends.

The 2021 preseason has already seen many balance changes such as the rise of tanks like Amumu and Sejuani, but Riot has been quick to make even more characters viable with League patch 10.24.

However, two popular mid-lane champions, Yasuo and Yone, have seen a massive drop in win rate percentage after the new item update, and the lack of buffs has caused fans to reach out to Riot devs for an update.

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Yasuo and Yone were two champions that have been hard by the League Item overhaul.

One Redditor called out to League developer Riot Phlox, asking why there were no pre-emptive buffs for champions like Yone and if there would be any changes in the upcoming patch.

The League of Legends dev explained that, although Yasuo and Yone have been underwhelming so far, he believes that part of that is due to some of the current item builds that players are choosing, and not necessarily their strength in-game.

He revealed that buying Immortal Shieldbow into Infinity Edge was quite strong, compared to the traditional Phantom Dancer start that has been a go-to for players piloting the high-crit damage champions in past seasons.

But, with Yone still sitting at 43% win-rate and Yasuo at 45% in high-elo matches, according to u.gg, Riot Phlox admitted that they might be in need of some adjustments in the future.

“I think Critbros (Yasuo and Yone) still building terrible items on average,” he explained, claiming that he was unsure if buffs would be needed, “still might need buffs but not on fire.”

Despite being two of the most popular characters, the Ionian brothers are currently the worst performing champions in the mid lane.

However, as of now, it is unclear just what Riot has planned ahead of the competitive spring season.